I'm in the Mood for Love

"I'm in the Mood for Love" is a popular song published in 1935. The music was written by Jimmy McHugh, with the lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The song was introduced by Frances Langford in the movie Every Night at Eight released that year.[1]

""I'm in the Mood for Love""
Song by Frances Langford
Published1935 by Robbins Music
Composer(s)Jimmy McHugh
Lyricist(s)Dorothy Fields
Recorded by various artists at least 50 times

It became Langford's signature song. Bob Hope, who frequently worked with Langford entertaining troops in World War II, later wrote that her performance of the song was often a show-stopper.[2]

HistoryEdit

Other popular recordings in 1935 were by Little Jack Little, Louis Armstrong[3] and Leo Reisman and his Orchestra with vocals by Frank Luther.[4]

The song was in the 1936 Our Gang (Little Rascals) short film The Pinch Singer where it was performed by Darla Hood and Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer (on separate occasions). Switzer also performed the song in the 1936 film Palm Springs.

In a 1954 episode of The Spike Jones Show, Billy Barty sang it while impersonating Liberace, complete with toy piano.[5]

The song was featured in the film Dinner with Friends (2001).[6]

Other recordingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Every Night At Eight Soundtrack". IMDB. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  2. ^ photo, Associated Press file. "Singer Frances Langford with Bob Hope During 1943 WWII Tour". nwitimes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  3. ^ "Louis Armstrong - Biography". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 523. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  5. ^ Spike Jones Estate (14 December 2016). "I'm In The Mood For Love feat Billy Barty". Retrieved 26 May 2019 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Dinner With Friends Soundtrack (2001)". www.soundtrack.net. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  7. ^ Vera Lynn, Vera Lynn_I'm In the Mood for Love, retrieved 2020-03-20
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  22. ^ "Lord Tanamo - In The Mood For Ska". Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  23. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Lord Tanamo - I'm In The Mood For Love". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
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  25. ^ Smith, Dinitia (April 12, 1999). Guiding Hip-Hop Toward Operatic Leaps; Prince Paul Imagines a Movie as He Makes Rap Relevant for the Suburbs. The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  26. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXWpWi_zTDo